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Tim's Vermeer Reviews

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March 13, 2014
The documentary, like the project itself, is an indulgent vanity project: friends making a film about a friend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 4, 2013
Tim's finished Vermeer may resemble the real thing, but Tim's Vermeer never tackles the true mystery of why the latter is actually incomparable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2014
Shooting in unattractive, hard-edge digital, Teller condenses Mr. Jenison's years-long pursuit into 80 glib, alternately diverting, exasperating and tedious minutes.
February 10, 2014
As mechanical as the procedure it depicts.
February 13, 2014
Can a movie be both fascinating and extremely boring?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2013
The movie's painstaking attention to detail certainly puts you in mind of Vermeer's own, but even halfway through its short length it's easy to get restless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2014
Speculative documentary might explain Vermeer's technique, if not his eye
March 14, 2014
Despite the exhausting quest taken up by the documentary's hero, the film doesn't register as inspirational.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 27, 2014
Jenison projects humility, but he can barely hide his need to be perceived as the smartest kid in the room. In the end, the film leans harder towards vanity project than earth-shattering documentary
Full Review | Original Score: 2
March 28, 2014
Jenison's compulsiveness and ingeniousness are interesting, and his research may prove to have some art-scholarship value, but another impresson is that spending 180 days to reproduce 'The Music Lesson' is a colossal waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2014
One can't help but lament that Jenison is missing the heart of the art -- he SEES but he doesn't FEEL.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 3, 2013
The charm of the whole enterprise wears off even before this movie's trim 80 minutes are up.
August 15, 2017
[Tim] Jenison's perseverance and singular vision keep the film engaging.
March 10, 2017
But the doc is worth a look for Jenison himself-a calm, engaging presence whose success you root for-and for its back half, which shows the process he goes through to recreate the setting of Vermeer's The Music Lesson.
September 7, 2014
Tim's Vermeer refers not just to the replica Vermeer he seeks to paint, but to his understanding of who Vermeer was and how he accomplished his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
March 7, 2014
Hockney and other experts get involved, there's brief consideration of the nature of art but what really makes it work is Tim himself, he's a great subject.
April 8, 2014
It accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do - nothing more, nothing less.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 26, 2014
A collision of art and science that is thought-provoking, breathtaking, and wildly inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 21, 2014
The beauty of the picture is its tale of obsession by a man determined to convince himself his theory is true.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 9, 2014
I can easily say that this film is more engaging than any action film I've seen of late, which is quite a remarkable achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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